DTC P1345: CRANKSHAFT/CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR CORRELATION (4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L & 7.4L "C", "G",
"K" & "P" SERIES)
This DTC monitors the CKP and CMP signals to determine if they are synchronized. If both signals are not observed by the VCM within a specified time, VCM will determine that error has occurred. DTC will set when engine is running, cam sensor reference pulse is not detected at correct relative position with crank pulse.
1. Perform On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) system check. After performing OBD system check, go to next step.
2. Start engine. Using scan tool, monitor engine RPM. If engine RPM fluctuates up to twice the expected RPM, go to next step. If engine RPM does not fluctuate up to twice the expected RPM, go to step 4.
3. Replace crankshaft position sensor. After replacing sensor, go to step 10.
4. Start engine. Raise engine speed to 1000 RPM. Monitor camshaft retard on scan tool. If camshaft retard is -2 to 2 degrees, go to next step. If camshaft retard is not -2 to 2 degrees, go to step 6.
5. Increase engine speed to 2000 RPM. Check camshaft retard on scan tool. If camshaft retard changes more than 2 degrees of previous reading, go to next step. If camshaft retard does not change more than 2 degrees of previous reading, see DIAGNOSTIC AIDS.
6. Check for proper installation of distributor. Remove distributor cap and gently attempt to rotate rotor. If rotor turns on distributor shaft, go to step 9. If rotor does not turn on distributor shaft, go to next step.
7. Check for proper installation of distributor. Repair as necessary. After repairs, go to step 10. If distributor installation is okay, go to next step.
8. Perform Camshaft Retard Offset adjustment as follows: Turn engine off. Slightly loosen distributor hold-down bolt. Start and operate engine at 1000 RPM. Using scan tool, monitor camshaft retard offset. To compensate to a negative reading, rotate distributor counterclockwise. To compensate for positive reading, rotate distributor clockwise. Set offset to zero degrees, then tighten distributor hold-down bolt. If zero degrees is obtained, go to next step. If zero degrees cannot be obtained, see DIAGNOSTIC AIDS.
9. Replace distributor. After replacing distributor, go to next step.
10. Using scan tool, select DTC, CLEAR INFO. Start and warm engine to normal operating temperature. Select DTC, SPECIFIC, then enter this DTC. Operate vehicle within the conditions for setting this DTC. If scan tool indicates that this test ran and passed, go to next step. If scan tool does not indicate that this test ran and passed, repeat step 2.
11. Using scan tool, select CAPTURE INFO, REVIEW INFO. If any undiagnosed DTCs are displayed, go to applicable DTC test.
Check for loose CMP sensor, excessive free play in timing chain and gear assembly, incorrectly installed distributor, loose rotor or distributor hold-down bolt. An intermittent may be caused by a poor connection, rubbed-through wire insulation or a broken wire inside insulation.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 9:28 PM